Background Liver transplantation is a complex surgery associated with high rates of postoperative complications.
Data Sources: A systematic review of the literature reporting rates of postoperative complications between 2002 and 2012 was performed.
Conclusions: This is the first comprehensive review of postoperative complications after liver transplantation and can serve as a guide for transplant and nontransplant clinicians. Efforts to collect national data on complications, such as through the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, would improve the ability to provide patients with informed consent, serve as a tool for individual center performance monitoring, and provide a central source against which to measure interventions aimed at improving patient care.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||American journal of surgery|
|State||Published - Oct 1 2014|
- Liver transplantation
- Patient outcomes
- Secondary analysis
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